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gravitational field

noun, Physics.
1.
the attractive effect, considered as extending throughout space, of matter on other matter.
2.
the region surrounding an astronomical body in which the force of gravitation is strong.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Relativity showed that the path of a ray of light is bent by a gravitational field.
  • Education is on the edge of the gravitational field, getting ready to get sucked in next.
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  • Only the gravitational interaction with a constant gravitational field.
  • Field energy is the energy stored in the gravitational field.
  • The shell's sheer density creates a gravitational field that slows down the clock for anyone enclosed within it.
British Dictionary definitions for gravitational field

gravitational field

noun
1.
the field of force surrounding a body of finite mass in which another body would experience an attractive force that is proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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